Our Gas Safe Registered Engineers are fully qualified to check your gas appliances and issue the required Landlords Gas Safety Certificate.
As a Landlord it is your legal responsibility to ensure the Gas appliances, fittings and flues in your property are safe for tenants as outlined in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
Appliances, fittings and flues in a communal area but which may be used by tenants are also included. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues,appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use ;by a Gas Safe registered engineer . Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.
Who Is A Landlord?
In relation to domestic gas under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GS(IU)R 98), a landlord is anyone who rents out a property that they own under a lease that is shorter than 7 years or under a licence . Regardless of whether you are a landlord under GS(IU)R 98 you may be considered a landlord under other related legislation.
Landlords’ duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or licence, which includes, but not exclusively:
- residential premises provided for rent by local authorities, housing associations, private sector landlords, housing co-operatives, hostels
- rooms let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed and breakfast accommodation and hotels
- rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats on inland waterways.
What Is A Landlords Gas Safety Certificate?
A Landlords Gas Safety Certificates (sometimes referred to as CP12 certificates) issued by registered Gas Safe Engineers prove your property is safe for your tenants, the certificates need to be issued annually and will include
- a description of and the location of each appliance or flue checked
- the name, registration number and signature of the individual carrying out the check
- the date on which the appliance or flue was checked
- the address of the property at which the appliance or flue is installed
- the name and address of the landlord (or their agent where appropriate)
- any safety-related defect identified and any remedial action taken
- confirmation that the safety check has included an examination of the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) of
regulation 26(9) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
If you require a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate, please contact us using the Phone Numbers or Contact Form below